Activities

current activities

This page lists scheduled future activities open to the public. For more information about an activity please get in touch with the contact for that activity.


Adult Sewing Club

Gio Gomez
Thursday mornings at 9:30am (ending at 11:30am)
07455381230
gioconda-g@hotmail.com
http://www.gorgeouslittlethingsuk.com/

Learn new techniques from a professional tutor in a relaxed and informal setting with tea/coffee and biscuits!

From beginners to advanced, all welcome.

From simple projects to dressmaking.

Make new friends, swap ideas and learn new skills.

Please bring your own project and sewing machine if possible, but this can be supplied.

Cost: £12 per session (2 hours)


Artastic!

Gio Gomez
Wednesday afternoons at 4:00pm (ending at 5:00pm)
07455381230
gioconda-g@hotmail.com
http://www.gorgeouslittlethingsuk.com/

Children will learn different skills each week.

Jewellery, Design, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Hand sewing, Craft, Meditation and more!

After school club for 5 year olds to 12 year olds


Barre Class

Nikki Baring
Wednesday at 9:15am (ending at 10:15am)
optimumptcambridge@gmail.com
https://www.optimumpersonaltraining.com/barre-class/

These classes are open to all women and there is an emphasis on pelvic floor, integrated breathing and core work.

BarreConcept is set to music and it combines ballet, pilates and sports conditioning exercises alongside relaxing stretches. Equipment such as balls and bands are used to challenge the body further.

I plan the classes to give you a whole body workout, in the hope you will leave feeling better than when you came in. We work on ballet technique, posture and strengthening from the core.

The classes are friendly, fun and there are options for all levels of fitness.

The class gets busy and is often full, so booking is essential.

 


Body Control Pilates

Jane Mansley
Thursday evenings at 7:45pm (ending at 8:45pm)
07527 156564
janemansley@gmail.com
https://www.janemansley.com/

Pilates is a mindful exercise system suitable for all ages and abilities. It re-educates the mind and body to improve posture and promote efficient, graceful movement. Although perhaps most famous for developing core strength, Pilates is a system that evenly strengthens the whole body. Those who try Pilates quickly become devotees, and find that their Pilates sessions are a highlight of the week – as they leave each class feeling lighter, stronger and more relaxed. The Body Control Pilates® approach is based on medical research and aims to gain complete control of both body and mind.


Cambridge and District Citizens Advice

Enquiries
Every Wednesday afternoon at 1:00pm (ending at 4:00pm)
01223 222660
caba@cambridgecab.org.uk
https://www.cambridgecab.org.uk/

Cambridge & District Citizens Advice provides information, advice and support to help local people overcome their problems. They help people with a wide range of issues, including benefits, debts, housing, relationships, employment and other questions.

They run an outreach session from the William Collyn Community Centre every Wednesday afternoon from 1pm – 4pm. Appointments aren’t necessary; you just turn up and wait your turn.


Clinical Rehabilitation Pilates

Emma Mersseman
Every Tuesday at 5:00pm (ending at 6:00pm)
07788243824
Backtoyourfeet@hotmail.com
https://www.emmamerssemanosteopath.co.uk/

This class is led by and experienced Osteopath and is built to bridge the gap between injury and returning to full function and capability. The principles of the class are based on body movement coordination and technique, the focus is on combining strength and mobility to retrain the body and develop spinal and pelvic stability as the base of support. Whilst regaining improved physical function, this will aim to prevent compensatory movement patterns that can occur after injury.

The weekly class is usually carried over a six week progressive program.

The six week class fee will be required on confirmation.   

£15 per class, total six week cost of £90. 

A maximum of 8 people in each class.

Loose clothing should be worn.

A short initial assessment will need to be completed if I haven’t treated you before.

More six week programs are currently being arranged in addition so please contact me if you’re interested.


Girton Bowls Club

Margaret McCall - Secretary
Regular weekday meetings April to September at 1:30pm
margaret.mccall@ntlworld.com
https://girtonbowlsclub.weebly.com/

Girton Bowls Club use the facility on a regular basis. Their well-maintained green is adjacent to the Centre and they have regular matches, being members of four local leagues.

New members of all ages and abilities welcome.


Gospel Choir – Whole Notes

Elaine Diamand
Every Monday evening at 7:45pm (ending at 9:15pm)
elaine@wholenotesgospel.org.uk
http://www.wholenotesgospel.org.uk/

Whole Notes Gospel Choir is a new choir starting on Monday September 30th here in this centre. It will run weekly from 7.45 until around 9.15pm.

We are looking for enthusiastic new members, of all voice types, from Girton and the surrounding areas. While it is helpful to be able to read music and hit the right notes, no formal music or singing experience is needed.

We will be singing traditional and non-traditional gospel music and inspirational and uplifting songs in keeping with the Christian faith.

If you would like to find out more information, then please email elaine@wholenotesgospel.org.uk

 


Holistic Core Restore

Nikki Baring
Tuesday mornings excluding school holidays at 9:15am (ending at 10:05am)
07955 431015
optimumptcambridge@gmail.com
https://www.optimumpersonaltraining.com/holistic-core-restore-heat/

 

Heat Exercise Class

In the HCR ‘Heat’ programme, we’ve finally nailed exercise for fat loss that is also ‘Pelvic Floor Friendly’!  It’s a ‘no-jump’ workout that truly will hit all the fat loss markers and jump start your metabolism and keep you burning calories for hours after the exercise session.  Once you’ve gone through the ‘Every Woman’ programme, ‘Heat’ is your next step and we truly take it up a notch or two with a change in music and tempo to truly get you moving but with a deep respect for your Pelvic Health.  Ultimately, IT CAN BE DONE.  You can keep both feet on the ground and still have effective fat loss!


New Age Kurling

Leah Collis
Friday mornings at 10:30am (ending at 11:30am)
01223 279587
Leah.Collis@scambs.gov.uk

New Age Kurling is in Girton through the Let’s Get Moving Cambridgeshire initiative funded by Cambridgeshire County Council. New Age Kurling is a new version of the well-known Winter Olympic sport ice curling and can be played indoors. The game can be played sitting or standing, making it an activity anyone can join in with.

New sessions starting again on Friday 10th January 2020 and will be happening every week!

Sessions will be £3 pay as you play.


NHS Health Check

Helen Hurst
at 9:00am (ending at 1:00pm)
0333 0050093
helenhurst@everyonehealth.co.uk
http://www.everyonehealth.co.uk/

 

Everyone Health will be at the Centre on the 7th April, 6th May and 16th June providing free NHS health checks to anyone aged between 44-74.

To find out more or to book an appointment call 0333 0050093


Pilates Explore

Miranda de Vries
Friday evenings at 5:30pm (ending at 6:30pm)
07725 257711
miranda@mi-time.eu
http://www.mi-time.eu/

It does not matter if you are new to exercise or are already fit, Mi-Time offers Pilates classes for all levels. Stretch, tone and connect your body, mind and spirit.

In all the classes, the focus is on understanding how our body moves. This means that they are not just ‘exercise classes’. I take plenty of time to explain things and you will get time to explore the movements.

I have been teaching Pilates since 2004 and am accredited to the level of Advanced Matwork. The Pilates classes that i teach incorporate bits from all sorts of systems that i find useful. And as time goes on I am discovering more and more goodies. I like to break down the movements into smaller elements and practice these first. A big help with this is FlexAware®, which is based on the Feldenkrais teachings. I am the first instructor in the UK teaching FlexAware®.


Relate Cambridge

Appointments & enquiries
Every Thursday at 11:00am (ending at 3:00pm)
01302 347866
admin@relatecambridge.org.uk
http://www.relatecambridge.org.uk/

Relate is the UK’s largest provider of relationship counselling and sex therapy. Relate Cambridge is part of a national organisation (www.relate.org.uk) working with people for over 70 years to build better relationships.

Relate Cambridge has over 30 experienced and trained counsellors who work with individuals, couples, children, young people and families, who may be:

  • Having problems communicating
  • Going through a bad patch
  • Considering splitting up
  • Managing the break up of a relationship

Relate counselling will help you gain confidence, increase self esteem and build better relationships.

Appointments need to be made in advance.


Strong 30

Jane Mansley
Thursday evenings at 7:15pm (ending at 7:45pm)
07527 156564
janemansley@gmail.com
https://www.janemansley.com/

STRONG30™ is a total body workout synced to original music specifically designed to match every single move. You’ll burn calories while toning arms, legs, abs and glutes. Low-impact moves like lunges, squats, and kickboxing are interchanged with explosive moves like high knees, burpees, and jumping jacks. Your experienced instructor, Jane, will coach you through different intensity options so that the class is accessible no matter what your current fitness level.  Packed into just 30 minutes, this efficient and focused class helps you fit fitness into any schedule.


Tai Chi Class

George Thorpe
Thursdays at 11:30am (ending at 12:30pm)
07542211382
geoviv.2@ntlworld.com

What is Tai Chi?

Tai Chi is one of many physical exercises emanating from China. On a scale from fast and robust martial arts such as Kung Fu at one end and the static forms of qi gong such as stand-like –a-tree at the other, we are near the gentle end and practise a slow flowing style without contact or competition.  Our movements are centred on our Tan Tien, which is at the centre of the abdomen, and we turn and extend from here.

Our school, which is based in France, is known as the Inner Way School, and we include slow abdominal breathing, and the flow of Chi energy in our teaching.

Our short hand form (24 postures) is similar to the “Beijing” short form.

What happens at Classes?

For regular pupils classes are in three sections;

Warm-up exercises including breathing

Qi Gong exercises to promote balance, flexibility and flow of Chi

Learning (parts of) the form.

For beginners there is more emphasis on practising Qi Gong, and balance

Can anyone do Tai Chi?

Most people who can stand for some time and walk unaided will be capable of enjoying Tai Chi. Those who have mobility issues can join in some of it while seated. Tai Chi can aid mobility, balance and flexibility but you will get more out of it if you practise between classes!

When are the classes?

Weekly classes return on the 9th Jan 2020 excluding 30th Jan, 6th Feb & 19th March.

Enrolement

Classes will cost £5 payable on the day. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes.


TRIBE – Youth Club

Carole Rawley
Friday evenings at 7:00pm (ending at 9:00pm)
01223 234238
info@newlifechurchcambridge.org
https://www.newlifechurchcambridge.org/

Tribe is the youth ministry of New Life Church.

Tribe is a community, not an event.

  • Meeting every Friday during school terms from 7-9pm.
  • Committed to working closely with other churches and seek to join with them for support and in putting on events for young people.
  • Cultural values are: Faith, Love and Hope.

Tribe is to be a place where leaders serve, respect is shown to each other and people are safe.

And we have FUN together! We enjoy being together both when we’re learning and when we’re socialising, whether it’s Newday, bowling, watching a film, ice skating, days out, weekends away or some of the other crazy things we get up to.


Wellbeing Hour

Rachel Thomason
Tuesday evenings at 6:15pm (ending at 7:15pm)
rhthomason@hotmail.co.uk

Wellbeing Hour is a yoga and mindfulness class for all levels. The class will focus on increasing strength and flexibility through yoga poses, and will start and finish with breathwork and meditation techniques to reconnect with ourselves. Come along to make time for you this year, to move, relax and connect with your inner strength, love and compassion while building your strength and fitness.

 

The class runs for an hour on Tuesday evenings from 6.15pm-7.15pm. Drop-in session is £9 a class, or a 5 class pass is available for £40. For booking and more details, please email Rachel. Please bring your own mat and wear comfortable clothes, and perhaps something warmer for the relaxation part of the class. Look forward to seeing you there! 🙂


West Coast Swing Class

Lee Easton
Every Tuesday evening at 7:30pm (ending at 10:30pm)
07944 554325
eastonswing@gmail.com
https://eastonswing.com/classes/tuesday-west-coast-swing-cambridge/

West Coast Swing is a popular form of swing dancing. It is an adaptable dance and can be danced to a variety of musical styles and genres. In addition, the dance itself creates room for improvisation and interaction between the partners.

Join Lee as he leads our Tuesday evening session of West Coast Swing dancing. Whether you’re a beginner or an improver there’s something for everyone.


Lets Get Everyone Healthy & Moving Event

Leah Collis
18/03/2020 at 11:00am (ending at 2:30pm)
Leah.Collis@scambs.gov.uk

What Is It?
• Let’s Get Moving taster activities including new age kurling
• Everyone Health free NHS health check
(BMI, Blood Pressure and Cholesterol)
• Everyone Health Functional Fitness MOT
• Strength and Balance session
• Falls prevention information

Who Is It For?
Everyone over 55 is welcome, whether you fancy a helping hand now, or want to plan for the future – find out what is available and how to access support

Includes a free healthy lunch.

No need to book.


Club 55 – Film Showing

Sam Clift
19/03/2020 at 11:00am (ending at 3:30pm)
01223 564808
samclift@ntlworld.com
https://club55.wordpress.com/

Club 55 is for people living in Girton who are over 55 years old or are living with a disability.

The monthly film club is an opportunity for people to meet, socialise and watch a film. The entrance fee of £5 includes the movie and a buffet.

Next date is Thursday 19th March.

Please contact Sam for further information.


Charity Quiz Night

Neil
25/03/2020 at 7:00pm (ending at 10:00pm)
07502 372852
neil@cogwheel.org.uk
https://www.cogwheel.org.uk/

Raising funds for affordable counselling for all.

Tickets £12 each which includes a 2-course Venezuelan supper.


Family Film Showing – Frozen 2

Helen Johnson
04/04/2020 at 10:30am
01223 279587
info@williamcollyn.co.uk

Come join us to watch the Frozen 2 movie on our big screen.

  

Cost is £5 per child with accompanying adults free. This includes ice cream and soft drinks.

Wear themed fancy dress or your pyjamas!

Why not bring duvets or bean bags so you can get comfy.

 

No need to book.

Film is being shown with the kind permission of Club 55 Girton.

 


Drumming and Tibetan Singing Bowls Relaxation-Meditation Workshop

Giovanni Orlando
15/05/2020 at 4:00pm (ending at 6:00pm)
07877 935315
gio_orlando@yahoo.co.uk

Learn how to drum and produce sounds using a percussion instrument, congas or African djembe drums.
Be part of an energetic synchronized group of drummers, dancer and instrumental players.
Then slow down, relax on your yoga mat and with a warm blanket let the magic of the Tibetan singing bowls lift you up to a special with a puff of white clouds and blue sky where you can finally still your mind and rest!!!

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